Here’s an old photo of me in 1964 (age 9) under our pathetic aluminum Christmas tree, all dressed up and proud of my favorite Chiristmas gift that year, the Ideal Monster Lab game (which turned out to be one of lamest toys I ever owned – more info about it here). My sisters Stephanie (middle) and Laurie (right) hold up their favorite gifts, but I’m hogging up the picture space with my prize. Gosh – remember those neck ties? What were they called?